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    • Fundamentals of Fluid Film Journal Bearing Operation and Modeling 

      He, Minhui; Cloud, C. Hunter; Byrne, James M.; Vázquez, Jose A. (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 14: Widely used in turbomachinery, the fluid film journal bearing is critical to a machine’s overall reliability level. Their design complexity and application severity continue to increase making it challenging ...
    • Shop Rotordynamic Testing - Options, Objectives, Benefits & Practices 

      Cloud, C. Hunter; Kocur, John (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 18: Understanding the lateral rotordynamic behavior is critical in determining the reliability/operability of rotating equipment. Whether examining a centrifugal pump or compressor, steam or gas turbine, motor or ...
    • Experimental Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Water-Washing in Gas Turbine Compressors 

      Brun, Klaus; Grimley, Terrence; Foils, William; Kurz, Rainer (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 7: An investigation of the effectiveness of online combustion turbine axial compressor washing using various purity grade waters and commercial washing detergents was performed. For this project, blade surface ...
    • Regional Machinery Best Practices 

      Forsthoffer, William Eugene; Forsthoffer, Michael Sean (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 4
    • Dry Gas Seal Contamination During Operation and Pressurized Hold - Background and Potential Solutions 

      Goebel, Daniel; Schmidt, Glenn (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 1: This paper will discuss the challenges with contamination of gas seals. The reliability of gas seals is largely dependent on having a continuous supply of clean and dry seal gas. In dynamic mode, gas ...
    • The Importance of Structural Modal Analysis in 2 Poles Induction Motors for LNG Application 

      Meucci, Francesco; Spolveri, Niccolo; Capanni, Francesco; Rossin, Stefano (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 18: High vibrations due to 2X electrical frequency excitation on bearing housings and frame occurred on a 20MW 2-Pole Induction Motors during acceptance tests in manufacturer workshop in stand alone configuration. ...
    • Measurements and Analysis of High Machine Vibration - A case Study of Screw Compressor Rub 

      Mekawey, Sherief; Kuebari, Dum (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 21: This case study concerns a screw compressor operating in offshore process environment with unpredictable gas composition. The compressor was tripped on high vibration during startup after seals replacement. ...
    • Revolving Vane Mechanism: A Novel Pumping Mechanism 

      Tiow, OOI Kim (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 25
    • Conttol Systems. Surge Control and Dynamic Behavior for Centrifugal Gas Compressors 

      Kurz, Rainer; White, Robert C.; Winkelmann, Bernhard; Brun, Klaus (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 10C: This tutorial discusses the design and function of surge control systems, or more precisely, surge avoidance systems on the basis of the behavior of centrifugal compressors when they interact with compression ...
    • Meeting Compression Train Base Package Design Requirements for Service on Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels 

      Miller, Harry; Abraham, Ed (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 6: Typical floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) compression applications are presented, including drivers and auxiliary equipment, and typical compressor operating conditions. Base packages consisting ...
    • Hydrodynamic Torque Converters for Oil & Gas Compression and Pumping Applications: Basic Principles, Performance Characteristics and Applications 

      Brun, Klaus; Meyenberg, Christoph; Thorp, Joseph (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 20
    • Dry Gas Seals. Monitoring a Tandem Dry Gas Seal's Secondary Seal 

      Hosana, Rich; Schmidt, Glenn; Bakalchuk, Vladimir; McCraw, Jim (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 19D: Rotating equipment and instrument engineers working with dry gas seals should attend this tutorial to increase their knowledge of methods for monitoring secondary seals. Over the last several years a number ...
    • Field Evaluation of an Offshore Pumping System 

      Bennett, Jeffrey A.; Garcia-Hernandez, Augusto; Muñoz-Prior, Marco Antonio; León-Dorantes, Moisés (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 5: An evaluation was performed on one of the largest offshore facilities belonging to PEMEX Exploration and Production due to forecasts predicting that future crude oil production will contain heavier oils. ...
    • Frequency Dependence of Piles' Dynamic Stiffness 

      Giancotti, Marco; Margiotta, Alessio; Orlando, Maurizio; Spinelli, Paolo (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Technical Brief 6: The evaluation of the dynamic behavior of deep foundations for Turbomachinery Modules is not a simple task due to uncertainties in the evaluation of the soil shear modulus and the approximations introduced ...
    • Repair of Severely Damaged Rotor as an Emergency Spare 

      Laney, Scot; Richards, Doug; White, Nicholas (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 10: When the subject compressor was opened for an unrelated reason, it was unexpectedly found to have severe cracking, including a missing piece, on the first stage impeller and foreign object damage to the ...
    • Case Study on Remote Diagnostics in Resolving Random Vibration on a Steam Turbine 

      Ganesh, R. Sankar; Iqbal, Muhammad Zeeshan (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 7: This case study narrates an incident of random vibration spikes which occurred in year 2014 on one of the steam turbine bearings of a propane refrigeration compressor train. The random vibration spikes caused ...
    • Dry Gas Seal Failure and Trouble Shooting 

      Manikandan, A.; Subramaniyam, Moorthy (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Case Study 14
    • An End-User's Guide to Centrifugal Pump Rotordynamics 

      Marscher, Bill (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 3: This tutorial outlines the basics of pump rotordynamics in a form that is intended to be Machinery End User friendly. Key concepts will be defined in understandable terms, and analysis and testing options will ...
    • Couplings - Balancing Tutorial & "New Developments in Gas Turbine Couplings" 

      Corcoran, Joe; Wolford, Christian (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Tutorial 15
    • Effect of Inlet Cooling on the Performances of Isotherm Main Air Compressor Used for ASU Applications 

      Porreca, Luca; Zhu, Wentao (Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, 2016)
      Lecture 10: Main air compressors used for air separation units (ASU) applications have a suction at ambient conditions and deliver air to a pressure range between 5.6 ~ 6.5 bara. Therefore, the performances of the compressor ...